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5 reasons Clover Register is perfect for retail

Editorial Team

5 min read
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Every business has its unique requirements and, as a result, Clover continues to improve its hardware and software to provide you with the best tools to take payments and run your business.  This past month, we have launched our latest software plan designed specifically for retailers called Clover Register Plan.


Below are 5 reasons why Clover Register is perfect for your retail shop:

1.    Advanced inventory with variants

Clover Register Plan lets you create custom item variants for your inventory. An Item with variants is a group of similar products offered in different variations, such as size or color. Each variant is a unique SKU with its own inventory, housed under a master item. Using variants helps you keep track of different product characteristics from sizes to colors to sleeve length and more. With specific item variants, you can easily keep track of your stock levels and items sold.  

Simple Setup:

  1. On your Clover device, click Inventory.
  2. Click “Add Items with Variants” to enter Variants.
  3. Enter Item Name.
  4. Click “Add Attributes & Options” to enter Variant details.
  5. Click Save when you are done.

2.    Easy item exchanges

Sometimes customers buy the wrong size or change their mind on the color they purchase and providing an exchange is simpler than issuing a refund. Clover Register allows you to exchange an item without processing a return and ringing up a new sale if the two items are the same cost.  Exchanges save time at the register for your customers and your staff.  

How to exchange an item: 

  1. On your Clover device, open the Orders app.
  2. Tap the order with the item you want to exchange.
  3. Tap Exchange/Refund.
  4. Tap Exchange Item and select the item you want to exchange and then tap Continue.
  5. Select the replacement item and tap Exchange.   

3.    Sell products by weight 

Clover now makes it easier to sell products by weight as the Clover Register Plan includes “per unit” inventory item pricing.  Clover Mini or Station Duo running Register Plan work with the CAS SW-20 Weight Scale to measure per unit items; weigh anything from spices to candy to fruit or flour. Clover has two methods to use the weight scale:

  1. Use the weight scale with Clover Mini or Station Duo and enter the weight manually or
  2. Integrate the Clover Mini or Station Duo with the weight scale using a third party app. 

Setup is simple: the Weight Scale cable plugs into one of the USB ports on the Mini or Station Duo Hubs and it is “plug and play” meaning you do not need to configure it on your Clover device or in the dashboard for it to work.

4.    Setup recurring payments to reduce costs and boost sales

Recurring payments is a convenient and reliable way for merchants get paid on-time by automatically charging a customer’s card at pre-determined intervals. No matter what industry you serve, automated recurring billing services can help streamline your transaction process, save you time, and protect your business. With this solution, you can:

  • Increase efficiency and reduce late payments by using a recurring billing system
  • Customize your recurring billing schedule and email receipts directly to your customers
  • Provide easy, more secure online account access and management for your customers
  • Improve cash flow by putting future payments on autopilot with recurring credit card processing
  • All customer invoices live in Invoice Manager, but you can also access them through Recurring Payments. Get an overview of Invoice Manager on our online help site.

Setup is simple:

  1. Create a new recurring payments plan with a payments schedule
  2. Add customer(s) to the plan through the recurring payments screen or Virtual Terminal > Search customer database or add a new customer > Customer card must be on file > Set start date.
  3. Payment is charged automatically per the schedule and the customer receives an email receipt for each payment

To learn more, visit our help page.

5.    Sell in-store and online

Perhaps you’ve thought about bringing your business online, but aren’t sure where to begin. One option available through Clover to get your store online as quickly and easily as possible through the Sell Online app available in the Clover App Market.  Sell Online by Ecwid provides a fully functional online store tailored to your product catalog, customers and settings. You can instantly connect your Clover Station Duo and Ecwid store to automatically synchronize products, stock levels, and orders.

Manage it all from one place: Your Ecwid dashboard makes it easy to manage your website, commerce and advertising channels from your desktop, tablet or phone. Whether you want to start advertising on Google or add commerce to your Facebook and Instagram following, grow your email list or need to add a new marketplace like Walmart or Amazon.  

Sell everywhere: Sell on websites, mobile phones, social sites and marketplaces like Google, Amazon, Walmart and more. Ecwid integrates with social networks including Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. Your Ecwid store looks perfect on any device and adapts to your customer’s screen.

Quick Set up: Ecwid seamlessly integrates with your current website — your website design in preserved and no programming is needed. Add your store to as many sites as you want and manage it from one place. Any changes you make are mirrored instantly across all your sites.  

Visit the Clover App Market to download or learn more about Sell Online by Ecwid.

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